Did You Suffer A Brain Stem Injury?
If you or someone you love has suffered brain stem injuries in an accident, you are facing a difficult road ahead. In addition to adjusting to life with a brain injury, you will need to receive proper medical assessments and treatment, deal with the insurance companies involved and most likely face complex litigation.
At Hiepler & Hiepler, you will find experienced lawyers who will help you through every aspect of your claim. We represent clients in Los Angeles, throughout California in personal injury and wrongful death claims involving brain stem injuries. Not only do we help our clients get the necessary medical assessments and treatments right from the beginning, we also have a wealth of expertise to help our clients get the necessary insurance coverage they need. When the civil claim is over, we will follow up with the criminal case to make sure justice is served to the person responsible for your injuries.
Call an attorney from Hiepler & Hiepler to learn more about how we can help you.
The Functions Of The Brain Stem
One of the main functions of the brain stem is to transfer signals of information between the brain and the rest of the body. When injuries occur that prevent the brain stem from performing this function, many of the vital survival methods used by our bodies (breathing, sleeping, coughing, etc.) are hindered because the brain cannot tell when these functions are needed and the body cannot receive the signal from the brain to perform these functions.
Brain stem injuries can be catastrophic, drastically changing the lives of brain stem injury victims and their families.
The three main parts of the brain stem are:
- The medulla oblongata — responsible for breathing, blood pressure and other vital, life-sustaining functions
- The pons — responsible for sensory analysis, motor control and sleeping, among other functions
- The cerebellum — responsible for primarily motor movement and coordination